From the “Forgotten Attempts” Department . . .

Mike Postalakis recently cut together a video I thought I’d never see, from Super 8 footage shot 5 years ago the same day we recorded this Guided By Voices cover. It was swell to see it, as I thought the film was overexposed.

Here’s what Mike had to say:

“Found some Super 8 footage I shot five years ago of William running around Echo Park.
And that’s us covering a GBV song.
Our band was called The Children’s Garden of Yeses.
It lasted a whole afternoon.
Shot on Kodak Ektachrome super 8.”

Super 8 Archives – Awful Bliss from mike postalakis on Vimeo.

Echo Park, CA

Shot on Kodak Ektachrome Super 8 film.

On one particularly boring afternoon, my friend Will Maier and I drank a couple beers and recorded a cover of the Guided By Voices song, Awful Bliss.
Then, with my Technicolor Super 8 camera, we ran around the neighborhood and shot a music video for the song. Without the ability to sync sound.
I think it turned out fine.
Or good enough.

You can hear the rough mix Mike made of that recording on this Soundcloud:

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